Tennis

  • Retiring Li Na has "no regrets" about retiring

    Two days after announcing the end of her momentous tennis career in an open letter to friends and fans, Li Na entered her farewell news conference with the appearance of somebody who had been crying. "I'm very satisfied with my tennis career," added the 32-year-old Li, who won the French Open in…

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  • Ivanovic beats Wozniacki to win WTA Pan Pacific

    Ana Ivanovic charged the net repeatedly to overcome US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki 6-2, 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday. "I really tried to come into the net and finished a lot of points at the net," said the Serb, who is ranked 10th in the world and has…

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  • 'Nishikori effect' comes to Malaysia

    Japanese tennis sensation Kei Nishikori returns to the court this week for the first time since his breakout US Open performance, leading the field as the clear favourite in the Malaysian Open. Nishikori's exploits in the United States, where he beat world number one Novak Djokovic en route to the…

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  • Tennis-Injury ends Azarenka's season

    Victoria Azarenka will miss rest of the tennis season as she tries to make a full recovery from injuries that plagued her year, the former world number one said on Sunday. The two-time grand slam champion withdrew from this week's Wuhan Open in China with a foot injury and later announced she would…

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  • Tennis-Davis Cup final to be played in Lille - French federation

    This year's Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland from Nov. 21-23 will be played in Lille, the French tennis federation (FFT) said on Friday. The FFT said in a statement that the tie would be played at Ligue 1 club Lille's Pierre Mauroy stadium. France have yet to choose the surface.

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  • Tennis-Wuhan Open women's singles round 1 results

    Sept 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Wuhan Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Sunday Caroline Garcia (France) beat Venus Williams (U.S.) 6-4 4-6 7-6(6) Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) beat Francesca Schiavone (Italy

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  • Goffin beats top-seeded Tsonga in Moselle quarters

    METZ, France (AP) -- Eighth-seeded David Goffin of Belgium rallied to beat top-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 1-6, 7-6 (5), 7-5 Friday to reach the Moselle Open semifinals. Goffin next plays Germany's Jan-Lennard Struff for the first time. Struff advanced

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  • Tennis-Pliskova, Lepchenko set up Korea showdown

    Second seed Karolina Pliskova and American Varvara Lepchenko will battle it out for the Korea Open title after both players rallied to hard-fought victories in the semi-finals on Saturday. Pliskova, ranked 32 in the world, came back from a set down to beat Russian wildcard Maria Kirilenko 4-6 7-6…

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  • Nishikori says hopes to fill Li void in Asia

    The retirement of China's Li Na may have robbed Asian tennis of its brightest star, but U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori has put up his hand to fill the breach. With Li's departure, the 24-year-old Japanese is now Asia's top player, having reached a career high ranking of eight after his fairytale…

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  • Emotional Li Na says has no regrets over retirement

    A teary-eyed Li Na said on Sunday she has no regrets about her retirement and the Chinese trailblazer was confident her country will produce more grand slam winners in future. In a letter posted on her Facebook page, the 32-year-old Li, Asia's only grand slam singles champion, announced her…

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  • Wozniacki, Ivanovic make final at Pan Pacific Open

    Second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark beat Garbine Muguruza of Spain 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open. Open finalist lost the first two games of the third set but took advantage of an increasingly erratic Muguruza and won when her opponent sent a forehand…

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  • Cornet cruises into Guangzhou Open final

    GUANGZHOU, China (AP) -- Alize Cornet of France will play for her second title of the year in the Guangzhou Open final after beating Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland 6-1, 7-6 (5) on Friday. The second-seeded Cornet, the only seed of eight to get out of

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  • Tennis - Resilient Wozniacki battles through to final

    - Second seed and US Open finalist Caroline Wozniacki outplayed Garbine Muguruza 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 Saturday to reach the final of the $1 million WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. The 24-year-old Dane, playing in her first tournament since losing to world number

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  • Tennis-Metz International men's singles quarterfinal results

    Sept 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Metz International Men's Singles Quarterfinal matches on Friday 6-Joao Sousa (Portugal) beat Paul-Henri Mathieu (France) 3-6 6-3 7-6(4) 2-Gael Monfils (France) beat 7-Jerzy Janowicz

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  • Tennis-Tsonga's London hopes hit by Metz last eight exit

    Local favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's hopes of reclaiming his Open de Moselle title were ruined on Friday when the top seed lost 1-6 7-6(5) 7-5 to Belgian David Goffin in the quarter-finals. Tsonga, 12th in the ATP Race to the World Tour finals and with an outside chance of qualifying for the…

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  • Ivanovic beats Wozniacki for Tokyo title

    Former world number one Ana Ivanovic brushed aside Caroline Wozniacki to win the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Sunday and move closer to sealing a berth for the season-ending WTA finals in Singapore. After trading early break of serves, third seed Ivanovic breezed through the first set against the…

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  • Lille to host France-Switzerland Davis Cup final

    The Davis Cup final between France and Roger Federer's Switzerland will be held at the 27,000-capacity Pierre Mauroy stadium in the northern French city of Lille. The surface for the final will be announced by Monday, the FFT said in a statement Friday. France is third on the list of all-time…

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